Court decisions

Manuela Panjoj, 42-year-old mother of five children, holds a sign during a news conference outside the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif. The union representing teachers in Los Angeles has postponed the start of a possible strike until Monday because of uncertainty over whether a judge would order a delay. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 09, 2019 - 7:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union representing teachers in Los Angeles — the nation's second-largest school district — postponed the start of a strike until Monday because of the possibility of a court-ordered delay of a walkout. United Teachers Los Angeles previously said its 35,000 members would walk...
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This photo provided by the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Department in Council Bluffs, Iowa., shows Hasan Salama Dibai Ghithan, who was jailed in January 2017 by U.S. immigration authorities when he attempted to renew his expired green card and officials found a prior drug conviction in Texas. Ghithan was to be deported but remained in jail for two years while immigration officials unsuccessfully tried to negotiate his return to the West Bank in Israel. A judge ordered him released Friday, Jan . 4, 2019, saying he'd been held too long without a reasonable chance of deportation anytime soon. (Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Department via AP)
January 09, 2019 - 2:13 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Palestinian man who was jailed in Iowa for two years while immigration authorities tried to secure permission to deport him has been released after a federal judge ruled he had been held for too long without a reasonable expectation of being repatriated soon. Advocates for...
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January 09, 2019 - 1:43 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has dismissed lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and two dozen other drug companies brought by 37 cities and towns in the state, which blame them for the opioid crisis and seek to recoup millions of dollars spent on emergency response and other services. Judge...
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Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at district court on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Nantucket, Mass., to be arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery. The Oscar-winning actor is accused of groping the teenage son of a former Boston TV anchor in 2016 in the crowded bar at the Club Car in Nantucket. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 07, 2019 - 6:41 pm
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty Monday to groping an 18-year-old busboy in 2016 in the first criminal case brought against the disgraced actor following a string of sexual misconduct allegations that crippled his career. Spacey's court appearance came more than a year after...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, Michael Skakel leaves the state Supreme Court after his hearing in Hartford, Conn. The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that vacated a murder conviction against Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel. The high court on Monday declined a request from the state of Connecticut to hear the case. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
January 07, 2019 - 9:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court announced Monday that it is leaving in place a decision that vacated a murder conviction against Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel. Skakel was convicted in 2002 of the 1975 bludgeoning death of Martha Moxley, who lived across the street from the Skakel family in...
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Republican Bart LeBon of Fairbanks listens to a reporter's question after leaving the Alaska Supreme Court hearing room in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, where justices heard arguments in a lawsuit disputing his one-vote victory in a state House race. His challenger, Democrat Kathryn Dodge, is challenging the results of a recount that determined LeBon won the open Fairbanks seat. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
January 04, 2019 - 3:52 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday upheld the results of a recount in a disputed state House race that showed Republican Bart LeBon winning by one vote. The court issued a brief order affirming the decision by Alaska's former elections director following arguments earlier in...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walk from the West Wing to speak to reporters after meeting with President Donald Trump about border security in the Situation Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 04, 2019 - 10:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Democratic-controlled House has moved toward defending former President Barack Obama's health care law against a federal court ruling that the statute is unconstitutional, part of the party's effort to use the issue to embarrass Republicans. The House has filed papers...
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January 04, 2019 - 9:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration Friday in a case about the Pentagon's effort to restrict military service by transgender people, but the ruling won't change who can serve or enlist at this point. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
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January 04, 2019 - 5:23 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese court has acquitted a former minister of malfeasance and influence-peddling in connection with residence permits granted to investors from outside the European Union. The court in Lisbon said Friday it was not proven that former Interior Minister Miguel Macedo...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington. The government says 8.4 million Americans have signed up for coverage next year under the Obama health law, even as supporters of the law appealed a court ruling declaring it unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 03, 2019 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — About 8.4 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under the Obama health law, the government said Thursday, reflecting steady enrollment as supporters of the law appealed a recent court ruling declaring it unconstitutional. The numbers from the Centers for Medicare...
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